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Our Team


We believe our people help to set our firm apart. We are very proud of the team that we have developed and would like to introduce them to you.


Laurie Carwardine

Business Services

Laurie developed his accounting and business skills working for KPMG and other accounting firms during the 1980’s. In 1991 Laurie commenced his own accounting firm which has experienced growth of greater than ten fold in that time. Laurie specialises in Business Clients and Self Managed Super Funds. He assists Business clients to grow their wealth and achieve their goals.


Finance Broker

Alex Lyall

Head of Finance Broking

Alex has been in the finance industry since 2006 and is a fully qualified Mortgage Broker. Alex heads up our finance division and prides himself on delivering exceptional customer service and does absolutely everything in his power to ensure his client’s success. He has great attention to detail and a passion for budgeting.



Jayde Spry-Weyers

Senior Accountant

Jayde joined our team in 2019 and has since completed her Bachelor of Business. Now with several years of Accounting experience Jayde works closely with the John Ryan Team.


John Ryan

Business Services

John Ryan joined the Business in 1998 and is now a joint managing director of the Business with Laurie. John ensures that all Business Clients fully utilise our services to enable us to assist clients grow their wealth and achieve their goals.


Financial Adviser

Nathan Watson

Head of Financial Planning

Nathan is a Certified Financial Planner and has been advising clients since 2006 and joined Carwardines in 2013 after working in some of Brisbane’s best boutique Financial Planning firms. His specialty is mortgage reduction and wealth creation strategies, but can assist clients across all life stages and requirements.

Chartered Accountant

Jessie Huynh

Manager of Individual Non Business Taxation

Jessie Huynh joined our team in 2013. Jessie is a Chartered Accountant and she is in charge of our Individual Tax Division whilst also being a senior manager in our Business Services Division.



Lucy Cross

Senior Accountant

Lucy joined our team in 2018 and she has since completed her Bachelor of Business. Now with many years of experience Lucy has been promoted to Senior Accountant and works closely with John Ryan in the Accounting functions across our client base.